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Adapting to the New Normal

Similar to most businesses, Burton Energy Group has been dealing with the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic in a number of different ways. Most employees worked from home for an extended time earlier this year, and the Burton team was… Continue Reading →

Energy Audits…Does My City Require One?

On a recent trip to San Francisco, I had the opportunity to do a few things the city is famous for – going to Fisherman’s Wharf, riding a cable car, seeing Chinatown, etc. – and all while helping multiple facilities… Continue Reading →

Managing Your Electric Demand to Reduce Costs

As everyone knows, the arrival of summer means not only longer days and warmer weather, but higher energy costs due to increased air conditioning loads. In fact, energy costs are typically much higher during the summer than any other time… Continue Reading →

Happy 4th of July and Happy 50th for Peachtree Road Race

There are a lot of reasons to celebrate on the 4th of July. It’s a great time to remember our country and the efforts given by so many over the years to keep America free and full of opportunities. This… Continue Reading →

Top 4 Ways to Prepare Your Building for the Winter Season

There are signs everywhere now – cool mornings, less daylight, leaves changing colors, football games, etc. That can only mean that winter and cold weather is right around the corner. As a follow-up to my earlier blog post about some… Continue Reading →

Top 4 Ways to Prepare Your Building for the Summer

It seems like we rapidly moved from the winter season to summer this year. Just a few weeks ago, Atlanta temperatures were 50-70ºF, while the temperature a couple of days ago climbed to over 90ºF. With such a rapid change… Continue Reading →

Fall, Football, and Free Energy

Like a lot of people, I’m excited about football finally starting again. As I write this article, the start of the football season is officially here, and it’s been several months removed from the Super Bowl appearance of the hometown… Continue Reading →

Retro-Commissioning: A Low-Cost Way to Save Energy

Suppose someone was willing to give you something at almost no cost that you know would generate tangible benefits over several years. Would it really require a lot of debate to determine if it’s something that you should do? In… Continue Reading →

Retro-Commissioning: What is it and why should you do it?

One of the problems with being an energy engineer is that it’s sometimes impossible not to think about my job even when I’m not actually at work. When I go into a store, I’ll frequently comment about all the inefficient… Continue Reading →

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